No. 1 Family Estate No. 1 Cuvee Sparkling Wine NV

No. 1 Family Estate No. 1 Cuvee Sparkling Wine NV

No. 1 Family Estate No. 1 Cuvee Sparkling Wine NV

Introduced into the New Zealand market in July 1999, N° 1 was the first wine to be produced by proprietors Adele and Daniel Le Brun at their family owned winery, established 1997. Today the N° 1 Family Estate has an established vineyard and winery on Marlborough’s Golden Mile, Rapaura Rd, near Blenheim, crushing more than 30 tonnes annually. The family are committed to producing only premium Methode Traditionelle wines and to following winemaker, Daniel Le Brun’s long-held vision of Marlborough as the only rival to Champagne. Cuvée N° 1 is already highly regarded and well renowned, both throughout New Zealand and internationally, winning numerous Trophies, Gold Medals and Five star awards since its release.

Non-Vintage Marlborough

Blanc de blancs

Winemaker: Daniel Le Brun

North-South facing vines; Mendoza clone Chardonnay harvested early-mid March at 18-19 Brix;
Alcohol: 12%
Residual Sugar: 9 g/L
pH: 3.21

This release from the family's winery is 100% chardonnay (blanc de blancs), a style for which our winemaker has consistently been awarded gold medals and trophies during his career. A perfect balance between fruit and yeast,
the wine was held on lees for two years allowing full autolysis displaying a tiny consistent bead, and firm mousse resulting in a typical, complex, champagne-like character. The palate is intensely flavoured and focused
with the good fruit-yeast balance providing elegance and style.